Museum Closings and Reopenings in the Tokyo Area

How is Coronavirus impacting the Tokyo art world? Here is a list of closings at major museums in the Tokyo area.

In Features In the News by TABlog Editors 2020-03-02

Many art museums in the Tokyo area have closed or postponed exhibitions due to COVID-19. Some are reopening now that the State of Emergency has been lifted. This is a partial list. You can find more information on exhibitions and closings and reopening on Tokyo Art Beat. For the latest updates, please check official museum websites.

(*TBA=To Be Announced)

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Closed. Reopening Date TBA.)

Closings (As of 6/1)
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts (Closed through 6/7)

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Closed through 6/30)

Chigasaki City Museum of Art (Closed through 6/30)

Yokosuka Museum of Art (Closed through 6/30)

Idemitsu Museum of Arts (Closed through 9/18)

Reopening Dates TBA
Nezu Museum

Bunkamura The Museum

National Film Archive of Japan

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

Suntory Museum of Art

Mori Art Museum

Ota Memorial Museum of Art

Artizon Museum

Seikado Bunko Art Museum

Yamatane Art Museum

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

Chihiro Art Museum (Tokyo)

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)

Yokohama Museum of Art


Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art

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The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (from 6/4 and 6/12)

The National Museum of Western Art


Hara Museum Arc (Gunma) (from 5/16)

Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum (from 5/21)

Watarium (from 5/27)

Yayoi Kusama Museum (from 5/28)

Ichihara Lakeside Museum (from 5/28)

Okada Museum of Art (from 5/30)

Zou-no-Hana Terrace (From 5/30)

Itabashi Art Museum (from 5/30)

Mitsui Memorial Museum (from 6/1)

Pola Museum of Art (from 6/1)

The Ueno Royal Museum (from 6/1)

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (from 6/1)

National Museum of Nature and Science (from 6/1)

Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum (from 6/1)

21_21Design Sight (Gallery 1 & 2 from 6/1, Gallery 3 from 6/5)

Tokyo National Museum (from 6/2)

Fuchu Art Museum (from 6/2)

Tokyo Station Gallery (from 6/2)

Edo-Tokyo Museum (from 6/2)

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (from 6/2)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (from 6/2)

The Sumida Hokusai Museum (from 6/2)

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama (from 6/2)

Setagaya Art Museum (from 6/2)

Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (from 6/3)

Musée Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection (from 6/4)

Museum Haus Kasuya (from 6/4)

Toguri Museum of Art (from 6/5. Reservations needed)

Snoopy Museum Tokyo (from 6/5)

Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art (from 6/5)

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum (from 6/9)

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Annex (from 6/9)

The National Art Center, Tokyo (from 6/11)

Enoura Observatory (from 6/11)

The Hiratsuka Museum of Art (from 6/16)

Postponed/Cancelled Art Festivals and Events
Kyotographie (Postponed. New dates: 9/19–10/18, 2020)

Ichihara Art x Mix (Postponed. New Dates: 3/20–5/16, 2021)

Okunoto Triennale (Postponed. New Dates: 9/4–10/24, 2021)

Tokyo Sento Festival 2020 (Postponed. New Dates TBA.)

Art Sightama 2020 (Postponed. New Dates TBA.)

Northern Alps Art Festival (Postponed. New Dates TBA.)

Roppongi Art Night (Cancelled)

Art Fair Tokyo (Cancelled)

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